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A city of eastern Tennessee on the Tennessee River northeast of Chattanooga. Settled c. 1785, it twice served as the state capital (1796-1812, 1817-1819) and is the seat of the University of Tennessee (established 1794).
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(Placename) an industrial city in E Tennessee, on the Tennessee River: state capital (1796–1812; 1817–19). Pop: 173 278 (2003 est)
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a city in E Tennessee, on the Tennessee River. 167,535.
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